I want to start off by saying thank you for all of the kind words in my severe weather coverage. Unfortunately storm anxiety plagues this state due to a decade of out of control local TV media. I’ve heard from many of you how refreshing it is to get just the facts without all of the hype and hysterics when storms roll in. Please help me in spreading the word, so that we can help many more experience calm, cool, and collected tornado coverage.

Many of you know by now that you can watch my broadcasts on Facebook, YouTube, Rumble, and Twitter. Some smart TV’s have those apps built-in, others may require you to mirror cast your phone or tablet to the TV, to experience the HD coverage on a larger screen. I bring this up because sometimes my website will get hit by too many visitors at once, which will bring it to a crawl and make it slow to load the live broadcast page. This can happen on your computer or by trying to access it through my weather app, ATsWeatherToGo. If that happens, either wait about 30 seconds or so for it to load, or hop on over to one of the social media platforms listed above. Searching my name should get you to the right place. It’s also a good idea to sign up on each social media platform in case one isn’t working so well, that way you can switch pretty easily.

Speaking of my live broadcasts, just a quick note to tell you I’ve changed up the format just a bit. For those that are short on time I provide the short version of the forecast in the first 5 minutes. After that for those that have an additional 10 to 15 minutes, we dive into more of the reasons why things will occur and answer some of your questions. This way I can reach each of you better according to your time needs.

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With all that said, let’s get on with the weather highlights for the week.

In prior live broadcasts, we discussed how it was going to be slim pickens for storms across the US through the end of April. The gulf moisture return keeps getting shut off from these penetrating cold fronts. Thus the main story this week is going to be the expansion of the drought as heat builds across the western areas of the state. We should be back into the 90s by Friday. We did get some good rain Saturday night and early Sunday as shown in the map below. At the time of this writing, additional rain is forecasted through Monday morning and those amounts are shown as well. Unfortunately, we just didn’t get much of that across the areas that need it the most. Long-range forecast keep the drought in play through the mid Summer.

Current OK Drought.

Temperatures Friday afternoon.

Rainfall amounts over the weekend.

Additional rainfall expected Sunday night into early Monday.

Drought outlook.

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As far as our next opportunity for rain, it comes in a few waves. The first weak wave is Wednesday evening across W OK with decaying showers moving out of the Texas Panhandle. A stronger wave of activity will be across NE OK on Thursday. Some of those storms could be severe. The final wave is through C/E OK on Friday and some of those could be severe as well. We just don’t have the true deep rich low level moisture to work with. That would be dewpoints in the low to mid 70s. Instead we have upper 50s to low 60s. This helps to reduce the magnitude of severe storms.

Euro model rainfall for the week.

The temperature trend for OKC gets a little warm. Talk soon and thanks for reading! -AT

OKC Temperature Trend.

 

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